Penny Mordaunt vows to halt Channel migrant crossings by cutting off fuel supplies and boats


WANNABE-PM Penny Mordaunt will cut off fuel supplies and boats from people smugglers in France in a bold bid to halt perilous Channel crossings.

The leading ‘Stop Rishi’ candidate promised to crack down on sick traffickers upstream – and offered France Britain’s help to guard their borders better against illegal migrants.

RISHI Sunak yesterday warned squabbling Tories it was time for “a grown up conversation” as he powered ahead in the race to be the next PM.

Throwing down the gauntlet to his remaining rivals, Mr Sunak said: “Do you have a credible plan to protect our economy and get it growing?”

She also wants to slash the millions of pounds of taxpayer cash spent putting up Channel crossers in hotels.

The Tory grassroots darling would also stick by Priti Patel’s policy of sending illegal migrants to Rwanda if she gets the keys to No10 – which is hugely popular with members.

Penny Mordaunt warned that the migration crisis is at risk of getting worse as the world gets more unstable – calling on the world to unite to stop lives being lost to dangerous gangs at sea.

RISING numbers of migrants are trying to cross the English Channel in dinghies and other small boats.

They are making the perilous journey for a better life in the UK.

Mordaunt told Southamptonjournal : “We must crack down on the evil and barbaric practice that exploits vulnerable people to arrive here illegally.

“I’ve spent a long time in the Mediterranean mapping migrant routes in the Med and North Libya – we should be doing more to work on what would be in France’s interest in regards to their Southern border” Mordaunt said.

“The rules governing all of this are completely unfit for the world we live in today – we need a new diplomatic narrative.”

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